Job Title:Resident Legal Advisor
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:14-CRM-OPD-008
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Friday, November 08, 2013 to
Monday, December 09, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Multiple Appointment Types NTE 14 months|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Addis Ababa, EthiopiaView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, seeks an experienced Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney, Assistant United States Attorney, or a State prosecutor to serve as Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This assignment is for 14 months with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. This position may be filled by a reimbursable detail or term appointment. Conditions of the detail will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and will require an agreement between the chosen applicant's home office and OPDAT.
The mission of OPDAT is to develop and administer technical and developmental assistance designed to enhance the capabilities of foreign justice sector institutions and their law enforcement personnel. This assistance is administrated in order to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively combat terrorism, organized crime, corruption, financial crimes and other types of crime consistent with the rule of law. The assistance is also administered to the United States and countries in their region to combat such crime.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualifiy for this position.
- You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation
- For term appointees, you will be required to take a drug test.
DUTIES:Back to top
The RLA will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT, and will design and implement capacity development programs in partnership with the African Union (AU) in response to the growing need to combat terrorist threats and networks across national borders and regions within Africa. Programs organized by the RLA will be directed towards justice sector officials, legislators, law
enforcement, and prosecutors, and will be designed to promote skills development and professional competencies. Further, these programs will focus on the Horn of Africa, although work can be done in other regions where appropriate and following consultations with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Counterterrorism. The RLAs work may involve analysis of and advice on pending counterterrorism and criminal procedure legislation, and on revision of relevant criminal statutes, codes, and regulations. The RLA may also be called upon to support regional Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) efforts, and play a leading role in coordinating GCTF donor engagement on counterterrorism-related capacity building issues in the Horn of Africa.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an
attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have
at least four years post J.D. experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good
Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level. Examples of
specialized experience include: working as a lead attorney on felony level cases or specialized criminal
litigation (i.e. white coller, computer crime, racketeering), cross examining witnesses, and leading the
work of support attorneys and paralegals.
Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following
competencies.You are required to respond to each competency in the occupational questionnaire portion of this
announcement. Failure to respond to these questions may result in your being deemed not highly
qualified for the position.
- Knowledge and experience as an attorney in the U.S. justice system.
- Knowledge of justice sector development with international legal and law enforcement partners.
- Knowledge of planning, designing, or leading projects or studies.
- Ability to supervise employees.
- Knowledge of living abroad and working internationally.
A J.D. degree
- You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement
- All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
- DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- Extensive international and regional travel will be required.
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING: Applications will be reviewed every two weeks until the closing of this announcement. Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the Assessment Questionnaire and the Required Documents indicated below. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, onMonday, December 09, 2013.
will forwarded to the hiring manger for review every two weeks until the close of this announcement.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 987414. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
- Click the following link to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire, and
- Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
- Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
Your Résumé - applicants will be evaluated based on a
comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of
experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are
encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge
of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to
successfully perform the duties of the position
Cover Letter (highlighting relevant experience).
Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
a. If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans.
b. If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
c. If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a completed SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
- Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
We will notify you of your status as a candidate after each step
of the recruitment process (receipt of application, determination of basic
qualifications, notice of forward to selecting official, and final selection).
After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee,
we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to
confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We
expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.